The Port of Vancouver, Canada

This port is a popular gateway to many Alaska cruises. While it owes much of its popularity in the cruise industry to an old and archaic U.S. law called the Jones Act it deserves to be recognized as a great destination as well. Vancouver is the largest western Canadian city with a large natural harborContinue reading “The Port of Vancouver, Canada”

The Port of Lerwick in the Shetlands

Located in the North Sea one hundred fifty miles north of Scotland, Lerwick, the major town in the archipelago is the major Shetland port. Getting Ashore -Cruise ships will normally anchor out and use tenders to reach shore. The tenders will dock right in the center of this picturesque town with its narrow streets andContinue reading “The Port of Lerwick in the Shetlands”

Civitavecchia, Rome’s Cruise Port

General – Civitavecchia is a seaside city and major port serving the city of Rome. The city is served by frequent train service from Rome along with service to other Italian destinations. The Cruise port is only a short five or six block walk along the waterfront on Via Aurelia. Once at the port thereContinue reading “Civitavecchia, Rome’s Cruise Port”

Cruising Port Icy Strait Point (ISP), Alaska

General – This is a nature port on Chichagof Island which opened in 2004 and is only open when cruise ships are in. It was developed by the Native Tlingits and celebrates their culture. It is the ideal location for viewing wildlife and sea life. Hoonah, the only town on the island is described asContinue reading “Cruising Port Icy Strait Point (ISP), Alaska”

St. Thomas USVI Cruise Ports

St. Thomas is the most populated of the U.S. Virgin Islands and is a major port of call for Caribbean cruise itineraries. There are two widely separated cruise ship docks so you should try and check out where your ship will dock. It will either be Crown Bay west of Charlotte Amalie or The WestContinue reading “St. Thomas USVI Cruise Ports”

Cruise Port Sint Maarten

General – This island is divided into two parts, Sint Maarten is the Dutch side while Saint Martin is the French side. It is a favorite cruise destination because the cruise port can handle several large cruise ships at one time. Where You’re Docked – The cruise ships dock on the Dutch side close toContinue reading “Cruise Port Sint Maarten”